A social enterprise is an organization that uses business principles to alleviate a social problem. Social enterprises generally have a triple bottom line. Their goal is to improve the environment, develop the community and achieve financial goals. Water For Hope is a social enterprise that helps communities in Africa develop wells to increase their water supply.
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